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Course summary

Learn about all the latest developments in conservation science on this accredited course, taught in a biodiverse hotspot on the Dorset coast. Why study MSc Biodiversity Conservation at BU?

  • Study in a location perfectly suited to learn about biodiversity conservation
  • Develop your knowledge of ecology, geography, social science, psychology and technology in this political and socio-economically important subject area
  • Enjoy access to a vast amount of research from our academics, including; tropical and temperate ecosystems, grassland, forest, freshwater, coastal and marine environments
  • Learn about the latest developments in conservation science and practice, hone your ability to communicate effectively, and be mentored in identifying flora and fauna
  • Benefit from our wide network of professional contacts to find a six-week placement In the UK or abroad to suit your individual career aspirations
  • Profit from our expert academics who are actively researching biodiversity conservation worldwide and bring their expertise to every session.
Learn about all the latest developments in conservation science on this accredited course, taught in a biodiverse hotspot on the Dorset coast. Course accreditation: Join a course accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, the professional body representing ecologists and environment managers in the UK and overseas.

Modules

Core units: Conservation in Practice; Field Ecology Skills; Frontiers in Biodiversity; Quantitative & Spatial Analysis; Research Project. Option units (choose two): Advanced Quantitative & Spatial Methods; Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services; Conservation Genetics; International Law of the Environment; Behavioural Ecology and Conservation.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Ecology and Environmental Management, Chartered Institute of

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2, or equivalent, in a required subject, or equivalent. Required subjects are: Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Earth & Geographical Sciences, Conservation Biology and Ecology & Wildlife Conservation. If English is not your first language, you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with a minimum of 5.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £16250 Year 1
International £16250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details. Part-time study: Fees are charged on a pro-rata basis of the full-time fee.
Biodiversity Conservation at Bournemouth University - UCAS